15 September 2015

Act now on secondary school admissions

If you have a child who is due to start secondary school in Brighton & Hove in September 2016, now’s the time to act.

The deadline for applications for the city’s community secondary schools, academies and free school for next year is Saturday October 31.

Visit Brighton & Hove City Council’s website at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions to apply online.

You’ll find all the guidance and advice you need on the city’s secondary catchment areas and admissions process.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, said: “It’s vital for anyone applying for a school place that they do so before the deadline.

“Every year there are people who are not offered a place at any of their preferred schools simply because they missed the deadline.

“We recommend applying online as it means you automatically get your notification straight away instead of waiting for a letter in the post.”

Parents who do not wish to apply online should contact the council’s school admissions team at schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk or on (01273) 293653 for a hard copy of the application pack.

Parents who feel they need extra help with the admissions process – perhaps because English is not their first language or they have only just moved to the city – can phone (01273) 290355 for impartial support.